This year’s Haunted House at the Mount Shasta Community Building promises to be even scarier this year with the addition of more moving parts and scarier costumes.

This year’s Haunted House at the Mount Shasta Community Building promises to be even scarier this year with the addition of more moving parts and scarier costumes.

The Haunted House will be open Friday, Oct. 26, Saturday, Oct. 27 and on Halloween night, Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 5 to 10 p.m., 629 Alder Street from 5 to 9 p.m. Admission is $3 or $2 with the donation of a can of food to be donated to local food pantries.

For younger children ages 5 to 10, the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party will occupy the bottom half of the building. For $2, food and refreshments will be served, including hot dogs, hot chocolate and apple cider.

Themed characters, games and other surprises will keep youngsters entertained. Goody bags will be given out to all who attend.

Upstairs, those in search of a good scare can enjoy the Haunted House maze, complete with unimaginable horrors and scares.

“There will be moving parts, people jumping out. It will be very, very scary,” said Mount Shasta Chamber executive director Marie Wells.

“This year is going to be even scarier,” promised Mason Dan Parkin. “There will be more moving parts and lots of scary stuff to make people scream.

Wells recommends only adults and older children who are ready to be thoroughly scared should brave the Haunted House.

There will also be a scarecrow contest. Entries are due by 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31. The contest is open to all ages, and prizes will be awarded by Black Bear Diner.

The Haunted House is sponsored by the Order of the Eastern Star, the Mount Shasta Chamber of Commerce, the Mount Shasta Police Department, the Mount Shasta Community Resource Center, the Mount Shasta Five Star Kiwanis and the Black Bear Diner. Proceeds from the Haunted House will go support community projects.

For more information, call Gloria Hagerman at (530) 905-3722 or Anne Murphy at (530) 938-1886.